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DonViejo

(60,536 posts)
Sun Jul 26, 2015, 10:07 PM Jul 2015

Ring of Fire’s Official Position on Bernie and Hillary – Because You Asked

We at ROF have received numerous inquiries regarding our position, and possible involvement, with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Here is our official position, as it stands today.

First, Ring of Fire is not affiliated with any politician or corporation or anyone else. Ring of Fire was founded fifteen years ago, and continues to be run, by Mike Papantonio, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Sam Seder. Its purpose is to expose Wall Street thugs, environmental criminality, corporate media failure, and political back stories. ROF is totally self-funded, and does not accept marketing revenue, donations, or even articles written by anyone other than our staff. We do this out of respect for our readers.

We at ROF identify ourselves as Progressive, as we most often identify with the current Progressive agenda. However, we will not hesitate to call out anyone (including Progressives) for what we perceive to be unjust. We see ourselves as an umpire calling balls and strikes, where we have no interest in the result of the game, other than to make sure it’s being fairly played.

In regard to the current candidates for President, we endorse Bernie Sanders. The reason is simple. He has a strong record and voice supporting the issues we most stand for and write about. The reason we have been vocal against Hillary is that she has enjoyed a very close relationship with Corporate America, receives significant funding and donations from Fortune 500 companies and America’s wealthiest individuals. She also has favored virtually every American military invasion, including Iraq.

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With the above said, if the decision comes down to Hillary versus any of the GOP candidates, we will support Hillary. Why? Because we believe in the end her sense of social justice will lean more Progressive than any of the GOP candidates. Additionally, we think it’s possible that Hillary might surprise us if her lifetime dream of becoming President comes to fruition. As President, she would be in a position to allow her true colors to shine, and we at ROF hope those colors are a lot more bright than she has been showing over the past two decades in her quest to appease what she perceives as the centrists.

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Ring of Fire’s Official Position on Bernie and Hillary – Because You Asked (Original Post) DonViejo Jul 2015 OP
Wonder if this means we'll see RFK Jr. at Bernie's side in New Hampshire? Ken Burch Jul 2015 #1
You have a problem with that? George II Jul 2015 #2
No...why would I? Ken Burch Jul 2015 #5
I will say... SoapBox Jul 2015 #3
And me. 840high Jul 2015 #4
And me. silvershadow Jul 2015 #6
Me too Mira Jul 2015 #8
The ROF crew gets high marks for integrity. They'll champion Bernie's oasis Jul 2015 #7
Exactly oasis.. "They'll champion Bernie's virtues without slinging mud at Hillary" Cha Jul 2015 #11
Not exactly, you don't watch & you missed this in the article, I think. RiverLover Jul 2015 #12
Exactly how I feel. marble falls Jul 2015 #9
Good for them. But I disagree. RufusTFirefly Jul 2015 #10
DURec! bvar22 Jul 2015 #13

oasis

(49,522 posts)
7. The ROF crew gets high marks for integrity. They'll champion Bernie's
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 12:35 AM
Jul 2015

virtues without slinging mud at Hillary. What a concept!

RiverLover

(7,830 posts)
12. Not exactly, you don't watch & you missed this in the article, I think.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 06:13 AM
Jul 2015
The reason we have been vocal against Hillary is that she has enjoyed a very close relationship with Corporate America, receives significant funding and donations from Fortune 500 companies and America’s wealthiest individuals. She also has favored virtually every American military invasion, including Iraq.


The truth though, isn't slinging mud. It is what it is, so maybe that's what you mean?

RufusTFirefly

(8,812 posts)
10. Good for them. But I disagree.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 12:45 AM
Jul 2015

I am supporting Bernie Sanders because I oppose the corporatization of our government and our political process. Should Bernie not get the nomination and a corporate-friendly neo-liberal be chosen in his stead, it would be absurd for me to betray my fundamental beliefs and support a corporatist candidate simply because she's a Democrat. Does this mean that I would vote for the Republican candidate? Of course not. But I refuse to give the Democratic candidate the impression that I support her destructive, saber-rattling, neo-liberal policies when I vehemently oppose them.

I have many issues upon which I'm flexible, but unless we can get money out of politics and stop Wall Street from choosing our leaders, we are screwed.

If this puts me on the DU shit list or gets me banned, boo hoo. So be it.




bvar22

(39,909 posts)
13. DURec!
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 07:18 PM
Jul 2015

worth repeating"
[div class="excerpt"[font size=3]"In regard to the current candidates for President, we endorse Bernie Sanders. The reason is simple. He has a strong record and voice supporting the issues we most stand for and write about.

The reason we have been vocal against Hillary is that she has enjoyed a very close relationship with Corporate America, receives significant funding and donations from Fortune 500 companies and America’s wealthiest individuals. She also has favored virtually every American military invasion, including Iraq."


<excerpt from above.




How can ANYBODY read the above, and still be FOR Hillary?

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